Yet Con (群逸)

“We’re going out for chicken rice”

“Ok where?”

“Yet Con”

“Huh? Viet Cong? Where the heck is that?”  Continue reading

Sela

Have to give props to the entertainment app for discovering this restaurant, it has turned out to be one of the best finds thus far. Sela is a restaurant serving modern European cuisine, located just behind Raffles Hotel. I’m a sucker for simple clean decor, so I had a gut feeling that I was going to enjoy this restaurant the moment I walked in. To sweeten the deal, Sela offers free BYO on Mondays and Tuesdays (No corkage!), which was why we deliberately chose to come here on a Tuesday evening so as to take advantage of this awesome service. I half expected the restaurant to be full just because of the free BYO service but it was relatively quiet when we were dining here. Not that we complained. Service was excellent and the staff were very attentive and polite.

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Sinpopo

The moment we stepped into Sinpopo for lunch, M exclaimed that she remembered the place and she remembered it from the 1960s. In 1960s, Sinpopo used to be a bar, a very (in)famous bar. However, the Sinpopo today is a local fusion cafe run by the people of Awfully Chocolate. M actually asked one of the (young) staff if the cafe today was associated with the Sinpopo of the 1960s to which he replied, “No”. Haha. Wonder if he knew what she was actually referring to.

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Straits Cafe @ Rendezvous

“Shall we try the famous rendezvous laksa….”

Sometimes I think Rendezvous relies on their oldest award to draw in the food crowds. I could be wrong, but when walking past the restaurant to the main entrance, I was surprised to find that they had won the award way back in 2002 and was still using it as an advertisement in the front window. I mean you would usually put the most recent awards up to show that your food quality is still consistent right? Or what some other places will do is list the number of years they’ve won the award to showcase their long running streak.

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One Man Coffee

When F suggested meeting for breakfast, my mind immediately starting calculating which cafes were nearest my house. The less time I needed to get to the place, the better. Totally not a morning person. Ultimately, that decision was made for us because as it turns out, not many cafes open at 9am. For example, Habitat cafe only opens at 11am. Other than Pacamara (check out my previous posts on them here and here), One Man Coffee was the only other place that deigned to cater to early risers like F. Continue reading

Paradise Inn

Interestingly, Paradise Group is a fairly huge business organization with many Chinese restaurants to its name but I’ve yet to try many of its ventures, Paradise Inn being one of them. As alluded to in some my previous posts, my family and I have different taste buds. While I would usually veer towards a western cuisine, G on the other hand, always instinctively veers towards Asian cuisines. Continue reading